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(Kansas City)   Some companies that implement ideas from the suggestion box give the employee a plaque. Frito-Lay promotes them to executive vice-president, even if you were previously a janitor who never went to high school   (kansascity.com) divider line 87
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2013-10-16 08:07:21 PM
That's cool.  It's my company's policy to give employees the plague.
 
2013-10-16 08:36:16 PM
Then there are those that are born salesmen.  Nothing wrong with that.
 
2013-10-16 08:54:03 PM
My mom used to make me a second tempeh tofu-ricotta whole grain smoothie to share with friends. :(
 
2013-10-16 09:19:51 PM

RoyBatty: My mom used to make me a second tempeh tofu-ricotta whole grain smoothie to share with friends. :(


You don't win friends with salad tempeh tofu-ricotta whole grain smoothies.
 
2013-10-16 09:29:43 PM

fusillade762: RoyBatty: My mom used to make me a second tempeh tofu-ricotta whole grain smoothie to share with friends. :(

You don't win friends with salad tempeh tofu-ricotta whole grain smoothies.



Yeah, I should've included forever-alone meme, but I don't always do Internet so well.
 
2013-10-16 10:26:18 PM
WHO AR YOU


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"If you're leading a company and you don't have diversity, you don't have inclusion. I don't know how you're going to survive," Montañez told about 300 people at the breakfast. "I don't know how you got this far."

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/15/4554433/from-mopping-floors-to-t h e-executive.html#storylink=cpy
 
2013-10-16 10:29:12 PM
I love stories like this.
Went from "do all I say " temp to "meet your new supervisor " in 6 months to managing supervisor in 8 months after that .I still miss that jorb .
 
2013-10-16 10:32:50 PM
A man went to his doctor, complaining that his penis had turned orange red.  That man was the janitor of Frito-Lay.
 
2013-10-16 10:35:19 PM
Yeah, this happened in 1976 according to TFA. Now, they'd steal his idea, and wonder why the hell they're employing a janitor in the first place when that job can be contracted out for half the cost. He would, however, be allowed to apply to keep his job with the new contract firm for half of what he was making.
 
2013-10-16 10:37:19 PM
Were his fingers red?
 
2013-10-16 10:37:30 PM
Neat story.
 
2013-10-16 10:41:02 PM
Chili P.
 
2013-10-16 10:45:50 PM
As someone who really did cayenne pepper his dick once during a particularly hectic night at the restaurant, I don't find these red dick comments amusing.

/yes I do
 
2013-10-16 10:47:03 PM
Huh.  My company seems to follow the same policy.  We have a VP who has done nothing, never went to college and avoids all people and decisions at all times.  Must have had a good idea once...
 
2013-10-16 10:47:26 PM
I know a girl who works the line at Frito-Lay, picking ugly Fritos off the conveyor. It is my nightmare image of drudgery.
 
2013-10-16 10:51:30 PM
Today a kid selling burritos at school would be suspended for selling unhealthy food to the students, possibly expelled if the burritos were any good.  Then the city would charge him with selling food without the required permits, approved temperature controls, etc.  The county would charge his mom  with being an accomplice because she cooked the burritos.The state would prosecute him for not paying sales tax on the burritos.  The Feds would arrest his mom for violating child labor laws, claiming she made him sell the burritos.
 
2013-10-16 10:52:49 PM
Those things epitomize truth in advertising. They actually look like clogged arteries.
 
2013-10-16 10:55:16 PM

buzzcut73: Yeah, this happened in 1976 according to TFA. Now, they'd steal his idea, and wonder why the hell they're employing a janitor in the first place when that job can be contracted out for half the cost. He would, however, be allowed to apply to keep his job with the new contract firm for half of what he was making.


This. At best, they'd give him a $50 WalMart gift card for his great idea. Which they sat on for 16 years before actually running with it.
 
2013-10-16 10:56:09 PM
While searching for this obligatory image

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I came across one more appropriate to this thread

www.freecrappyportraits.com

/and this one as well, just because
//brightestyoungthings.com
///that's right: I slashied an image
 
2013-10-16 10:57:20 PM
now i want a bathtub full of cheesy's
 
2013-10-16 11:01:14 PM

some_beer_drinker: now i want a bathtub full of cheesy's


Fine, keep the bathtub, I'll take the chick.
 
2013-10-16 11:01:14 PM
Innovative thinking is often rewarded with a layoff.
 
2013-10-16 11:01:33 PM
This man's story would give businesman version of Demo Dick a raging hard-on.

/love the Domino's story
//Rule #5
 
2013-10-16 11:05:13 PM
Very cool.  It's not like he came up with a recipe and they made him vice president like that, he still had to work his way up.  Still.

Pepsi was a pretty ambitious company at that time period, it doesn't surprise me that they would have people willing to jump on opportunities like that at that time.
 
2013-10-16 11:05:16 PM
So, this could happen 37 years ago when we were all together in one united United States of America and there was no racis...wait, I was still pretty young...what's changed since then?
 
2013-10-16 11:09:06 PM
Said employee's first suggestion

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2013-10-16 11:10:12 PM
Owww.
Much worse than sand.
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-16 11:10:52 PM

ski9600: So, this could happen 37 years ago when we were all together in one united United States of America and there was no racis...wait, I was still pretty young...what's changed since then?


You got older.
 
2013-10-16 11:12:41 PM

Smeggy Smurf: This man's story would give businesman version of Demo Dick a raging hard-on.

/love the Domino's story
//Rule #5


Dominos story?  And is that Gibbs' rule #5?
 
2013-10-16 11:13:39 PM
Forgive my cynicism upthread, but I've worked for companies where 'suggestion box' signs were put on the shredder by fellow employees because management was just that callous. This really is a good story.

/Still don't think it would happen today
 
2013-10-16 11:19:06 PM

ski9600: So, this could happen 37 years ago when we were all together in one united United States of America and there was no racis...wait, I was still pretty young...what's changed since then?


The difference in salary between an executive and rank-and-file has widened like tenfold, copyright laws and workplace product lawsuits all almost entirely won by the side with the most money (hint hint, it isn't the janitors union lol) giving corps a license to steal from anyone who has ever taken a wage from them, oh and on the education front:

In 1976, only 50% of the populace had a GED, only 10% had a bachelor's or better.
In 2009, 90% have a GED, 30% have a Bachelor's.

The gulf is widening between haves and have nots at every level, ergo the minimum bar is raised for the likelihood that you will ever be noticed by upper management, or properly compensated, unless you meet the minimum threshhold, which, as I have noted, is much higher now,

Clear?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_attainment_in_the_United_St at es
 
2013-10-16 11:28:17 PM

buzzcut73: Forgive my cynicism upthread, but I've worked for companies where 'suggestion box' signs were put on the shredder by fellow employees because management was just that callous. This really is a good story.

/Still don't think it would happen today

I put out a suggestion box for my employees today...


www.flamingsteel.com
 
2013-10-16 11:29:41 PM

I once worked for Frito-Lay as an operations manager at a Rold-Gold pretzel plant in a now distant city, and had achieved commendable results on a challenging point assignment with system wide implications.  They were an incredibly well-run company, and afraid of little beyond perfectly managing people, process and quality and results.  It doesn't surprise me in the least that anyone who had the right idea also had the right knowledge to get it in front of who could introduce it to the process. Continuous Improvement was rolled out to the gentleman, Mr. Martinez and all his colleagues, and good for him, he paid attention

CSB:

I once gave the CEO and future Chairman of PepsiCo, Steve Reinmund, the "wait" finger when he showed up outside of my office during a surprise inspection on morning when I was sharing critical process information with a colleague, and he waited outside my door to meet with me while I finished.  The cut of my jib did not offend him, and we had a pleasant meeting.

 
2013-10-16 11:43:39 PM
1976?I only started seeing them last decade! There's a bunch of "mananas" before he got done.
 
2013-10-16 11:46:13 PM
So the moral of the story is, don't worry about trying to be educated or qualified, just count on having a stroke of luck one day. Got it.
 
2013-10-16 11:53:05 PM

Staffist: I once worked for Frito-Lay as an operations manager at a Rold-Gold pretzel plant in a now distant city, and had achieved commendable results on a challenging point assignment with system wide implications.  They were an incredibly well-run company, and afraid of little beyond perfectly managing people, process and quality and results.  It doesn't surprise me in the least that anyone who had the right idea also had the right knowledge to get it in front of who could introduce it to the process. Continuous Improvement was rolled out to the gentleman, Mr. Martinez and all his colleagues, and good for him, he paid attentionCSB:I once gave the CEO and future Chairman of PepsiCo, Steve Reinmund, the "wait" finger when he showed up outside of my office during a surprise inspection on morning when I was sharing critical process information with a colleague, and he waited outside my door to meet with me while I finished.  The cut of my jib did not offend him, and we had a pleasant meeting.


Ok, that's pretty darn cool.
 
2013-10-17 12:01:58 AM
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2013-10-17 12:10:16 AM
Where I work you can just keep your suggestion to yourself or go get another job.

Oh and I call Hegemony on this.  Just let one or two "others" in and the rest will stay in line because you never know when it might be your turn . . .
 
2013-10-17 12:18:07 AM

tuna fingers: 1976?I only started seeing them last decade! There's a bunch of "mananas" before he got done.


I was gonna say I dont remember these from when I was a kid.
 
2013-10-17 12:18:15 AM
There are a lot more of these success stories than you might think
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19761-2004Nov29.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Inauguration/story?id=289793
Excerpt: "Gutierrez's relationship with Kellogg began in Mexico City at age 20 when the son of a pineapple merchant took a job driving a Kellogg's truck selling Zucaritas (Frosted Flakes) to mom-and-pop stores.
Ten years later, he had worked his way up to general manager of Kellogg's operations in Mexico. He transformed the Mexican plant from the company's least-productive to its most-productive.
Gutierrez was transferred in 1982 to Kellogg's corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Mich., as a supervisor of Latin American marketing services.
In the early 1990s, Gutierrez returned to Battle Creek as corporate vice president of product development. The cereal market was in a crisis with consumers who increasingly angered by rising prices were moving to smaller, cheaper brands.
But Kellogg continued to stress sales volume so that when Gutierrez was named CEO in April 1999, industry experts say he had a license to bring about a dramatic transformation "

Oh and then he became the secretary of Commerce
 
2013-10-17 12:29:34 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: some_beer_drinker: now i want a bathtub full of cheesy's

Fine, keep the bathtub, I'll take the chick.



You can have her, right after I'm done licking all the cheesy off of her......
 
2013-10-17 12:35:18 AM

adeist69: Quantum Apostrophe: some_beer_drinker: now i want a bathtub full of cheesy's

Fine, keep the bathtub, I'll take the chick.


You can have her, right after I'm done licking all the cheesy off of her......


That'll leave her wet for me!
 
2013-10-17 12:54:09 AM
Meanwhile, I'm starting on my 8th year in the same entry-level position at the same rotten newspaper doing the same damn thing.

/trying to find another job
//not having much luck
 
2013-10-17 12:55:04 AM
Meanwhile, Mexicans on street corners everywhere are dumping lime and chile piquin into bags of Lay's, thinking "Why didn't I try to sell this to Frito Lay's CEO?"
 
2013-10-17 01:18:56 AM

jaytkay: Owww.
Much worse than sand.
[img.fark.net image 200x240]


You don't think there's a tarp over her? It's probably 3" of Cheetos on top of styrofoam peanuts.
 
2013-10-17 01:41:44 AM
That's a really cool story, but it's too bad it was for a company who manufactures garbage instead of real food.
 
2013-10-17 01:50:01 AM
I just wanted to say I love Flamin' Hot Cheetos and so do most people I know. I'm a ghost white girl so I'm surprised this was marketed for latinos. They are farking delicious.
 
2013-10-17 02:31:24 AM

pete1729: jaytkay: Owww.
Much worse than sand.
[img.fark.net image 200x240]

You don't think there's a tarp over her? It's probably 3" of Cheetos on top of styrofoam peanutswater.


/they float, ya know
 
2013-10-17 02:53:31 AM

PaLarkin: Today a kid selling burritos at school would be suspended for selling unhealthy food to the students, possibly expelled if the burritos were any good.  Then the city would charge him with selling food without the required permits, approved temperature controls, etc.  The county would charge his mom  with being an accomplice because she cooked the burritos.The state would prosecute him for not paying sales tax on the burritos.  The Feds would arrest his mom for violating child labor laws, claiming she made him sell the burritos.


This!
 
2013-10-17 02:56:38 AM

Dear Jerk: I know a girl who works the line at Frito-Lay, picking ugly Fritos off the conveyor. It is my nightmare image of drudgery.


Does she get to eat them right off the line?  That would be heaven for some people.
 
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